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Keala Settle

 
Bio:
Keala Settle is best known for her portrayal of bearded woman "Lettie Lutz" in the feature musical "The Greatest Showman." The film's song, "This Is Me," won the 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Settle made her ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Keala Settle is best known for her portrayal of bearded woman "Lettie Lutz" in the feature musical "The Greatest Showman." The film's song, "This Is Me," won the 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Settle made her ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
West End Revival, 2022
Sister Mary Patrick
  [West End]
Original West End Production, 2021
Nurse [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
FOX Live Televised Production, 2019
Soloist
  [Off-Broadway]
All-Female Concert Production, 2017
Peter
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Becky
  [Boston]
American Repertory Theater World Premiere Production, 2015
Becky
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Madame Thénardier
  [Broadway]
La Jolla Playhouse Broadway Transfer, 2013
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Shirley
  [Toronto]
Pre-Broadway North American Production, 2010
Shirley
  [US Tour]
Touring Revival, 2009
Bloody Mary [Replacement]
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2003
Tracy Turnblad  [Replacement]

Photos

Keala Settle takes the Green Carpet at the Olivier Awards. 
Photo Credits: Getty.  Photo

Keala Settle takes the Green Carpet at the Olivier Awards. Photo Credits: Getty.

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04/11/2022
Oliver Tompsett (Shakespeare), Miriam Teak-Lee (Juliet), Keala Settle (Nurse), and en Photo

Oliver Tompsett (Shakespeare), Miriam Teak-Lee (Juliet), Keala Settle (Nurse), and ensemble.

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Date:
04/07/2022
Miriam Teak-Lee (Juliet) and Keala Settle (Nurse).  Photo

Miriam Teak-Lee (Juliet) and Keala Settle (Nurse).

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Date:
04/07/2022
Cassidy Janson (Anne Hathaway), Miriam Teak-Lee (Juliet), Keala Settle (Nurse), and e Photo

Cassidy Janson (Anne Hathaway), Miriam Teak-Lee (Juliet), Keala Settle (Nurse), and ensemble.

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Date:
04/07/2022
David Bedella and Keala Settle  Photo

David Bedella and Keala Settle

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Date:
01/25/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
West End Revival, 2022
Sister Mary Patrick

  [West End]
Original West End Production, 2021
Nurse [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
FOX Live Televised Production, 2019
Soloist

  [Off-Broadway]
All-Female Concert Production, 2017
Peter

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Becky

  [Boston]
American Repertory Theater World Premiere Production, 2015
Becky

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Madame Thénardier

  [Broadway]
La Jolla Playhouse Broadway Transfer, 2013
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Shirley

  [Toronto]
Pre-Broadway North American Production, 2010
Shirley

  [US Tour]
Touring Revival, 2009
Bloody Mary [Replacement]

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2003
Tracy Turnblad  [Replacement]

Keala Settle Biography

Keala Settle is best known for her portrayal of bearded woman "Lettie Lutz" in the feature musical "The Greatest Showman." The film's song, "This Is Me," won the 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Settle made her Broadway debut in 2011 in "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert." She originated the role of "Norma Valverde" in "Hands on a Hardbody" and was nominated for the Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award and Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Settle originated the role of "Becky" in the musical "Waitress," and played the roles of "Madame Thenardier" in the revival of "Les Misérables" and "Tracy Turnblad" in the national tour of "Hairspray." In 2019, Settle sang "Seasons of Love" in Fox's Rent: Live.

Also in 2019, Settle toured with Hugh Jackman during his The Man. The Music. The Show. concerts globally performing the song "This Is Me" from The Greatest Showman.

Keala Settle Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Keala Settle, Hands on a Hardbody
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Keala Settle, Hands on a Hardbody
 
Theatre World Awards - 2013 - Theatre World Award Gold Star
Keala Settle, Hands on a Hardbody
 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Keala Settle, Hands on a Hardbody
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production
Keala SettleHairspray

Keala Settle News

Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Announces Early Bidding and First Table Particip Photo Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Announces Early Bidding and First Table Participants
by Stephi Wild - Sep 9, 2022

The excitement continues to grow for this month's Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction as early online bidding begins today on dozens of unique auction collectibles and the first table participants are revealed.

DRAG RACE Star Miz Cracker Will Lead the European Premiere of WHO'S HOLIDAY This Chri Photo DRAG RACE Star Miz Cracker Will Lead the European Premiere of WHO'S HOLIDAY This Christmas
by Stephi Wild - Aug 12, 2022

Drag Race US icon Miz Cracker will star in the European debut of WHO'S HOLIDAY by Matthew Lombardo, a wildly funny and heartfelt adults-only comedy based on the Dr Seuss classic festive tale The Grinch, that enjoyed a critically acclaimed run off Broadway in 2017.

Extra Performance Added For SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL Starring Jennifer Saunders and Bev Photo Extra Performance Added For SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL Starring Jennifer Saunders and Beverley Knight At London's Eventim Apollo
by Stephi Wild - Aug 10, 2022

Due to overwhelming demand, the acclaimed new production of SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL has added an additional performance to the run at London's Eventim Apollo, meaning the show's final performance in its star-studded limited run is now on Sunday 28 August at 8.00pm.

Sierra Boggess Will Appear Live in Concert at 'Christmas At The Cadogan Hall' in Dece Photo Sierra Boggess Will Appear Live in Concert at 'Christmas At The Cadogan Hall' in December
by Stephi Wild - Aug 5, 2022

Olivier Award nominated Broadway and West End star SIERRA BOGGESS will appear live in concert in 'Christmas At The Cadogan Hall' on Sunday 11 December 2022 at 2.30pm and 6.30pm.

Show Of The Week: Save up to 31% on SISTER ACT: THE MUSICAL Photo Show Of The Week: Save up to 31% on SISTER ACT: THE MUSICAL
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Aug 1, 2022

Save up to 31% on this sparkling celebration to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music.

Review Roundup: SISTER ACT at the Eventim Apollo Photo Review Roundup: SISTER ACT at the Eventim Apollo
by Review Roundups - Jul 28, 2022

SISTER ACT is now open at London's Eventim Apollo, where it runs through 28 August. Jennifer Saunders stars as 'Mother Superior' alongside Beverley Knight as 'Deloris Van Cartier', Keala Settle as 'Sister Mary Patrick', Lesley Joseph as 'Sister Mary Lazarus', Clive Rowe as 'Eddie Souther' and Lizzie Bea as 'Sister Mary Robert'. Check out what the critics are saying!

Photos: Inside Press Night For SISTER ACT at London's Eventim Apollo, Starring Jenni Photo Photos: Inside Press Night For SISTER ACT at London's Eventim Apollo, Starring Jennifer Saunders, Beverley Knight, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2022

All new images have been released from the press performance of SISTER ACT at London’s Eventim Apollo. Check out the photos here!

Wake Up With BWW 7/21: H.E.R. to Play Belle in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Special, and More Photo Wake Up With BWW 7/21: H.E.R. to Play Belle in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Special, and More!
by - Jul 21, 2022

Today's top stories include an all new trailer for the movie musical Tomorrow Morning, starring Ramin Karimloo and Samantha Barks! Plus, H.E.R. will star as Belle in ABC's upcoming 'Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration', and more!

VIDEO: First Look at All New Footage From SISTER ACT, Starring Jennifer Saunders, Kea Photo VIDEO: First Look at All New Footage From SISTER ACT, Starring Jennifer Saunders, Keala Settle and Beverley Knight
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 20, 2022

All new show footage has been released for SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL in London, which opened at the Eventim Apollo last night (Tuesday 19 July). Check out the video here!

West End Star Jordan Luke Gage Announces First Solo Concert HERE AT OUTERNET Set For  Photo West End Star Jordan Luke Gage Announces First Solo Concert HERE AT OUTERNET Set For October
by Stephi Wild - Jul 15, 2022

West End star JORDAN LUKE GAGE will be performing his first solo concert at the brand-new West End venue Here at Outernet, Tottenham Court Road on Sunday 23 October 2022 at 6.30pm.

Keala Settle Videos

VIDEO: First Look at All New Footage From SISTER ACT, Starring Jennifer Saunders, Kea VideoVIDEO: First Look at All New Footage From SISTER ACT, Starring Jennifer Saunders, Keala Settle and Beverley Knight
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 20, 2022

All new show footage has been released for SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL in London, which opened at the Eventim Apollo last night (Tuesday 19 July). Check out the video here!

VIDEO: The Cast of SISTER ACT Performs on BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT VideoVIDEO: The Cast of SISTER ACT Performs on BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT
by Stephi Wild - Jun 6, 2022

The cast of Sister Act took the stage for a performance on the grand finale of Britain's Got Talent this weekend! Check out the full performance, led by Beverly Knight!

BWW Exclusive: GREASE: YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I WANT! Cast Reunites After Watching AMERI VideoBWW Exclusive: GREASE: YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I WANT! Cast Reunites After Watching AMERICAN REJECT
by Michael Major - Apr 25, 2022

Watch an exclusive reunion with the cast of the Grease: You're the One That I Want! reality competition series, including Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone, Kate Rockwell, Laura Osnes, Ashley Spencer, Allie Schulz, Ashley Anderson, Matt Nolan, Chad Doreck, Kevin Greene, and Austin Miller.

VIDEO: Keala Settle Talks MURDER IN PROVENCE on Backstage with Richard Ridge VideoVIDEO: Keala Settle Talks MURDER IN PROVENCE on Backstage with Richard Ridge
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Mar 19, 2022

Watch as Richard Ridge catches up with stage and screen favorite Keala Settle, who currently stars in Murder in Provence on BritBox.

VIDEO: Watch Keala Settle & Company Perform a Poignant 'This Is Me' Inspired by Kamal VideoVIDEO: Watch Keala Settle & Company Perform a Poignant 'This Is Me' Inspired by Kamala Harris
by Stage Tube - Nov 11, 2020

Just last month, Divas for Democracy, directed by Lee Wilkins and Josh Rhodes, brought together the best of the worlds of drag and Broadway for an unforgettable night to support Drag Out the Vote. Now, we're celebrating one of the evening's most poignant performances- 'This Is Me,' performed by original star of The Greatest Showman, Keala Settle, and featuring Milania Kapoor.

Broadway Rewind: LES MISERABLES Rebuilds the Barricade on Broadway VideoBroadway Rewind: LES MISERABLES Rebuilds the Barricade on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 9, 2020

Today we rewind to 2014 for the second Broadway revival of Les Miserables. Les Miserables opened on March 23 at the Imperial Theatre, where it ran for 1024 performances.

Broadway Rewind: Sutton Foster is On Her Way to Broadway in VIOLET! VideoBroadway Rewind: Sutton Foster is On Her Way to Broadway in VIOLET!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 27, 2020

Today we rewind to 2013, for the Encores! Off-Center production of Violet. Violet, based on the short story 'The Ugliest Pilgrim' by Doris Betts, has music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Brian Crawley.

Broadway Rewind: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Reaches Its Final Destination on Broad VideoBroadway Rewind: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Reaches Its Final Destination on Broadway in 2011!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 15, 2020

Today we rewind to 2011 for opening night of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. The musical, directed by Simon Phillips, played for 526 performances at the Palace Theatre.

Broadway Rewind: HANDS ON A HARDBODY Arrives on Broadway in 2013 VideoBroadway Rewind: HANDS ON A HARDBODY Arrives on Broadway in 2013
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 21, 2020

Today we rewind to 2013, when Hands on a Hardbody opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. The cast included Keith Carradine, Hunter Foster, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Keala Settle, Allison Case, and Dale Soules. For ten hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand new truck in order to win it. In the hilarious, hard-fought contest that is HANDS ON A HARDBODY only one winner can drive away with the American Dream.

VIDEO: Keala Settle, Chrissy Metz, and More Lead 'You're Not Alone' Performance VideoVIDEO: Keala Settle, Chrissy Metz, and More Lead 'You're Not Alone' Performance
by Stage Tube - Apr 30, 2020

Stars from stage and screen unite from their homes to sing Scott Alan's 'You're Not Alone', sharing a message of hope to anyone feeling lonely, isolated, anxious or depressed during the COVID-19 crisis.


Keala Settle Frequently Asked Questions

What is Keala Settle next theatre project?
Keala Settle's next show will be Sister Act The Musical which opens on 7/19/2022 on West End.

How many Broadway shows has Keala Settle been in?
Keala Settle has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Keala Settle been in?
Keala Settle has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

What was Keala Settle's first West End show?
Keala Settle's first West End show was & Juliet which opened in 2021

What awards has Keala Settle been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Hands on a Hardbody , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Hands on a Hardbody , Theatre World Award (Theatre World Awards) for Hands on a Hardbody Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Hands on a Hardbody and Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Hairspray .

What awards has Keala Settle won?
Theatre World Award (Theatre World Awards) for Hands on a Hardbody.